Sodium bicarbonate ( or “bicarb”) is a well-researched and proven supplement when it comes to promoting athletic performance. It is often used by the highest performing athletes, but there are barriers that keep others from trying this supplement. Its safety is well established. (Bicarb is just baking soda!) However, ingesting bicarb can lead to unpleasant gastric side effects.
In this episode, I am joined by Jeff Byers, the CEO of Amp Human. We discuss the history of bicarb in sports and the ways it is used to improve performance. Additionally, we delve into those side effects and a novel application of bicarb that might hold the key to harvesting the benefits while avoiding the standard side effects.